Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Dog Days of Summer

August 01, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Hey there! 

Happy 1st day of August! We took a little time off but we're back (albeit a day late) with a refreshing cocktail perfect for the hottest days of summer. We infused bourbon with orange and cinnamon spice tea and then got a little fancy with the garnish.  We hope you enjoy! As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages


This makes 1 drink! Let's get started!



Here's what you need:

For Garnish
Orange Slice

For Drink
1.5 ounces orange spice tea infused bourbon (ingredients and steps below)
1/2 ounce, lime juice
1/2 ounce, simple syrup
3/4 ounce, Disaronno
3 to 4 dashes of orange blossom water
1-2 pinches of ground cloves


For Orange Spice Tea Infused Bourbon
1 orange spice tea bag ( we used Twinings Orange & Cinnamon Spice )
Hot water
3-4 oz Bourbon


You will also need 1 rocks tumbler glass, mixing glass and shaker cup.


Let's Make the Orange Tea Infused Bourbon!

  1. Dip the teabag into boiling hot water for a few seconds, just until it just starts to steep.
  2.  Transfer the teabag to mixing glass with 3-4 oz bourbon and let sit for about 10-15 minutes before discarding the teabag.

Let's Make the Drink!

  1. In your shaker cup add all ingredients:
    • 1.5 ounces orange spice tea infused bourbon
    • 1/2 ounce lime juice
    • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
    • 3/4 ounce Disaronno
    • 3 to 4 dashes of orange blossom water
    • 1-2 pinches of ground cloves
    • Ice
  2.  Shake well to chill.
  3. Add Ice to your rocks tumbler
  4. Strain cocktail 
  5. Garnish with orange slice 
    • For a little razzle dazzle, sprinkle your slice with clove and sugar and place in airfryer on lowest setting for a few minutes until sugar is sticky but orange rind is still pliable.
    • Remove slice and cut a slit from the middle of slice to one edge. Roll your slice to make a rose and secure with toothpicks.
  6. Enjoy!



Mixology Monday - Dog Days of Summer

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"Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds."

— Regina Brett


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